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Reference Details for The Secret Years: Flight Testing at Boscombe Down, 1939-1945

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TitleThe Secret Years: Flight Testing at Boscombe Down, 1939-1945
AuthorsMason
PublisherHikoki
Year1999
Types CoveredA-36 (in RAF markings), Aerovan, Airacobra I, Albemarle I, Albemarle IV, Anson I, Anson XI, Anson XII (Anson XIX), Argus I, Auster II, Auster III, Auster IV, Avenger I (TBF-1, TBM-1), Avenger II (TBF-1C), Baltimore I, Barracuda I, Barracuda II, Barracuda III, Battle, Beaufighter I, Beaufighter II, Beaufighter VI, Beaufighter X, Beaufort I, Bermuda I (SB2A Buccaneer), Bf 109E-3, Blenheim I, Blenheim IV, Blenheim V, Boston I (A-20), Boston III (A-20), Boston IV (A-20), Boston V (A-20), Boulton Paul P92/2, Brigand I, Buckingham I, Buckmaster I, Buffalo I (F2A), Chesapeake I (SB2U Vindicator), Cleveland I (SBC-4 Helldiver), Corsair I (F4U-1), Corsair II (F4U-1A), Corsair IV (FG-1), Cub (L-4, Piper Cub), Defiant, Defiant II, Defiant TT.III, Dominie I, Firebrand I, Firebrand II, Firebrand III, Firefly I, Firefly II, Firefly III, Firefly IV, Flamingo I, Fortress I (B-17), Fortress II (B-17F), Fortress III (B-17G), Fulmar I, Fw 190A, Gladiator I, Gloster F9/37, Halifax prototype, Halifax I, Halifax II, Halifax III, Halifax VII, Hampden I, Hampden II, Harvard II (AT-6, T-6), Havoc II (A-20, P-70), He 111, Hellcat I (F6F-3), Hellcat II (F6F-5), Helldiver I (SB2C), Henley I, Hillson Bi-mono, Hornet I, Hudson III, Hudson V, Hudson VI, Hurricane I, Hurricane II, Hurricane IV, Hurricane V, Invader I (A-26 [in USAAF markings]), Ju 88, Kingfisher I (OS2U), Kittyhawk I (P-40E), Kittyhawk II (P-40F), Lancaster I, Lancaster II, Lancaster III, Lancaster IV, Liberator (B-24), Lightning I (P-38), Lincoln I, Lysander III, Lysander "tandem-wing" prototype, Magister, Manchester, Marauder II (B-26), Marauder III (B-26), Martinet III, Martlet I (F4F, Wildcat), Maryland I, Master I, Master II, Master III, Messenger I, Meteor I, Miles M18, Miles M20, Miles M28/38, Mitchell (B-25), Mohawk (P-36A), Monitor I, Mosquito B.I, Mosquito B.IV, Mosquito B.IX, Mosquito B.XVI, Mosquito B.23 (Canadian-built Mosquito B.XVI), Mosquito FB.VI, Mosquito FB.XVIII ("Mollins", "Tse-Tse"), Mosquito NF.II, Mosquito NF.XV, Mosquito NF.30, Mosquito NF.33, Mosquito PR.VIII, Mosquito PR.XVI, Mosquito PR.32, Moth Minor, Mustang I (P-51), Mustang III (P-51B), Mustang IV (P-51D), Mustang V (P-51F), Mustang X (British P-51 Merlin-powered prototype), Nomad (Northrop A-17), Oxford I, Oxford II, Oxford V, P-47D (in USAAF markings), Pitcairn P39 autogyro, Proctor I, Proctor IV, Reliant I, Sea Fury, Sea Otter I, Seafire I, Seafire II, Seafire III, Seafire XV, Seamew I (SO3C), Skymaster I (C-54, DC-4), Spiteful I, Spitfire I, Spitfire III, Spitfire V, Spitfire VI, Spitfire VIII, Spitfire IX, Spitfire XII, Spitfire XIV, Spitfire XVIII, Spitfire XIX, Spitfire 24, Stirling I, Stirling II, Stirling III, Storch V (Fi 156C), Swordfish I, Swordfish III, Tempest II, Tempest V, Thunderbolt I (P-47D), Tigercat (F7F in USN markings), Tomahawk, Tornado, Traveller I (Beech Model D17 Staggerwing, GB, JB, UC-43, C-43), Tutor, Typhoon I, Vampire I, Vengeance I (A-31, A-35), Vengeance IV, Ventura I, Ventura II, Ventura V, Vigilant I, Warwick I, Welkin I, Wellington I, Wellington II, Wellington IV, Wellington V, Wellington VI, Whirlwind I, Whitley V, Wildcat IV (FM-2), York I, York II
Cockpit DetailsHalifax III ammo boxes (p. 68), Boulton Paul D tail turret (p. 64); Lancaster Fraser-Nash FN82 tail turret (p. 72); Mustang III [P-51B] (p. 27)
Wheel Well DetailsBarracuda II (p. 52, 290)
Other DetailsAlbemarle I dorsal turret (p. 63); Barracuda II nose (p. 293), lifeboat (p. 41); generic Beaufighter canopies (p. 222), underwing rocket projectiles (p. 54); Beaufighter VI, Beaufighter Ic & Beaufighter X dorsal canopy (p. 63); Boston III [A-20] Rose dorsal turret (p. 65); Boston IV [A-20] Martin dorsal turret (p. 65); Dakota [C-47] "porcupine" exhausts (p. 39); Hampton I torpedo mount (p. 41), Yagi antennas (p. 41); Halifax Boulton Paul E Mk. tail turret (p. 69), Halifax Boulton Paul A Mk.VIII dorsal turret (p. 64), Boulton Paul D tail turret (p. 64), Boulton Paul T dorsal turret (p. 64), Bristol R ventral turret (p. 67); Havoc II [A-20] "porcupine" exhausts (p. 39); He 111 [version?] flame-damper exhausts (p. 40); Hudson II dorsal turret (p. 66); Ju 88 [version?] flame-damper exhausts (p. 40); Kingfisher I [OS2U] undersurfaces (p. 280); Liberator [B-24J?] nose turret (p. 68); Lancaster Fraser-Nash FN121 tail turret (p. 71), Rose R tail turret (p. 71); Manchester F7N dorsal turret (p. 64); Mitchell III [B-25] Bendix Type R dorsal turret (p. 65); Mustang I [P-51] undersurfaces (p. 195); Mosquito "High Ball" bomb installation (p. 45); Seafire II undersurfaces (p. 47), ventral bombs (p. 47); Seafire III underwing bombs (p. 46), ventral mine (p. 46); Stirling I Fraser-Nash FN4A nose turret (p. 69); (p. 39); Stirling III "porcupine" exhausts (p. 39); Swordfish II underwing rockets (p. 53); Tempest V wing guns (p. 57); Thunderbolt I [P-47D] ventral droptank (p. 203); B"double-racked" underwing rocket installation (p. 56); Welkin I undersurfaces (p. 202); Wellington IA Fraser-Nash FN5A nose turret (p. 67)
Cutaway Drawings
Multiview Drawings
Generic Camouflage Patterns
Generic Markings Patterns
Specific Markings ProfilesAerovan (p. 122), Airacobra I (p. 115), Albemarle I (p. 125), Anson I[?] (p. 124), Argus I (p. 118), Avenger I [TBF-1] (p. 120), Avenger II (TBF-1C), Barracuda I (p. 118), Battle TT (p. 113), Beaufighter II (p. 114, 116), Beaufighter X (p. 123), Bermuda I [SB2A Buccaneer] (p. 119), Bf 109E-3 (p. 113), Blenheim IV (p. 124), Boulton Paul P92/2 (p. 118), Brigand I (p. 126), Buffalo I F2A] (p. 116), Cleveland I [SBC-4 Helldiver] (p. 116), Corsair I [F4U-1] (p. 120), Defiant I (p. 113, 114), Defiant II (p. 117), Defiant TT.III (p. 118), Firefly I (p. 119), Fortress II [B-17F] (p. 128), Fulmar I (p. 117), Gladiator I (p. 115), Gloster F9/37 (p. 113), Halifax I (p. 127), Halifax II (p. 127), Hampden I (p. 124, 128), Havoc II [A-20, P-70] (p. 124)), Hellcat I [F6F-3] (p. 121), Helldiver I [SB2C] (p. 121), Henley I (p. 114), Hillson Bi-mono (p. 116), Hudson III (p. 124), Hurricane II[?] (p. 119), Invader I [A-26, in USAAF markings] (p. 125), Kingfisher I [OS2U] (p. 117), Kittyhawk I [P-40E] (p. 117), Lancaster I (p. 127, 128), Liberator I [B-24] (p. 127), Lightning I [P-38] (p. 115), Lysander "tandem-wing" prototype (p. 114), Manchester I (p. 127), Marauder II [B-26] (p. 125), Martlet I [F4F, Wildcat] (p. 116), Maryland I (p. 124), Master I (p. 117), Master II (p. 119), Messenger I (p. 123), Meteor I (p. 123), Miles M18 (p. 115), Miles M20 (p. 115), Mitchell [version?][B-25] (p. 125), Monitor I (p. 126), Mosquito NF.XV (p. 125), Moth Minor (p. 113), Mustang I [P-51] (p. 119), Mustang IV [P-51D] (p. 123), Nomad [Northrop A-17] (p. 115), P-47D [in USAAF markings] (p. 120), Pitcairn P39 autogyro (p. 116), Reliant I (p. 119), Sea Otter I (p. 117), Seafire III (p. 122), Seamew I [SO3C] (p. 120), Skymaster I [C-54, DC-4] (p. 128), Spitfire I (p. 114), Spitfire IX (p. 122), Stirling I (p. 128), Tempest II (p. 121), Tigercat [F7F, in USN markings] (p. 126), Traveller I [Beech Model D17 Staggerwing, GB, JB, UC-43, C-43] (p. 121), Tutor (p. 113), Typhoon I (p. 118, 120, 122), Vampire I (p. 123), Vengeance IV (p. 121), Ventura V (p. 125), Vigilant I (p. 118), Warwick I (p. 126), Welkin I (p. 123), Wellington I (p. 126), Wellington VI (p. 126), Whirlwind I (p. 114), Whitley V (p. 127), Wildcat IV [FM-2] (p. 121)
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